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Onyema’s legal counsel dissociates client from Human Rights case filed in Abuja

FOLLOWING reports in some quarters yesterday regarding purported Fundamental Human Right Case instituted by an Abuja based lawyer on his behalf, Counsels to Allen Onyema A.O Alegeh & Co. have dissociated their client stating that at no time did Onyema solicit any lawyer on their behalf to embark on such a venture.

A statement obtained by Nigerianflightdeck from counsel to Allen Onyema read, ”The attention of our client, Allen Onyema has been drawn to news reports now trending in the social media suggesting that an Abuja based Legal Practitioner, Mr. Johnmary C. Jideobi, has instituted an action in Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/1446/2019 – Johnmary C. Jideobi v. Federal Government of Nigeria & Ors at the Federal High Court, Abuja Division, purportedly seeking the enforcement of our client’s fundamental human rights.

“We hereby state on behalf of our client, that at no time did he instruct the said Mr. Johnmary C. Jideobi to institute any action on his behalf in respect of the subject matter of the Indictment now pending against him in the United States of America. Our Client has no knowledge of the said action and did not consent to the filing of same. As a matter of fact, Our Client does not know the said Mr. Johnmary C. Jideobi

The Abuja-based Lawyer had on Monday instituted a suit at Federal High Court, Abuja for the enforcement of the fundamental human rights of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema.

He prayed the Court to bar the Federal Government of Nigeria and Attorney General of the Federation/Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami as well as other agencies of government from harassing or extraditing Onyema to the US against his will.

He sought a seven-point reliefs including a declaration by the Court that the Federal Government and or any of its agencies with prosecutorial powers as represented by Malami who is the Respondent” is/are without powers to abridge the fundamental right of Onyema to freedom of movement as donated by Section 35 of the amended 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.

Jideobi also sought an order of the Court to perpetually bar” the Federal Government of Nigeria and or any of its agencies with prosecutorial powers as represented by the Respondent herein either by themselves, their servants, privies, assigns or any other person or authority acting either in concert with them, on their behalf or under them from giving effect to any extradition request from any country of the world in so far as the ingredients or constituent facts of the indictment and or charges underlying the said request are traceable to or related with or arose from diverse civil aviation contracts entered into by Onyema through his duly registered companies with other duly registered companies in other jurisdictions especially in the United States of America”.

However, the Counsels to Onyema have disentangled themselves from this latest conspiracy that have been trending.

 

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